The fifth meeting of the Coordinating Government Committee on Human Rights
During their fifth consecutive meeting held in the Royal Cultural Center, members of the government's coordinating committee for human rights (liaison officers) discussed on Wednesday goals of the National Council for Family Affairs which was established by a Royal Letter in the year 2000 to serve as a national umbrella that supports and coordinates work among partnerships from governmental and nongovernmental institutions involved in the field of family protection. The committee also reviewed the plans, programs and activities of the National Team for Family Protection from Violence.
Headed by HM Queen Rania as the chairperson of NCFA's Board of Trustees, NCFA seeks to formulate policies, strategies and development plans with a view to ensure the creation of a political, social, economic, legislative and cultural environment that is supportive for the family and its members to enable them to achieve their aspirations more adequately.
During the meeting also attended by NCFA's Secretary-General, its board members and members of the National Team, the Government Coordinator for Human Rights, Basel At-Tarawneh said: "We are working to promote a culture of human rights within our society, making use of all awareness venues and following a consistent periodic governmental approach with all entities involved with human rights to maintain connectivity and cooperation among them. Today's meeting is only one form of this connectivity to review work progress of relevant entities whereby they answer queries and questions from attendants".
At-Tarawneh noted that the coordination team as a whole which is made up of 100 liaison officers from ministries, governmental and nongovernmental institutions and public and private universities works as a support team for the government's perspectives with relation to the human rights system and follows-up on its actions and procedures, each members at his/her respective location, highlighting the coordinative and collaborative role played by team members throughout the past two years in solving a lot of issues relevant to human rights.
On his part, NCFA Secretary-General Fadel A-Hmoud indicated that NCFA's work methodology is closely connected to the human rights system and is driven by Royal directives, noting that work relies on executive plans and programs structured on a priority basis and a tiered approach that makes account of social particularities of our community and all related matters.
Attendants pointed out that in terms of formation, local councils in the governorates that are involved with family affairs should represent all geographical areas in the governorate and should include a variety of members to be able to resolve issues related to the family. Also noted in the meeting was the importance of giving due attention to the special needs of persons with disabilities and engaging them in society. Other issues discussed were the role of the media in introducing concepts of human rights and the issuance of legislation and laws that curb the phenomena of family and societal violence, most notably violence